Details of Disappearance
Kampf left his residence in Oaklyn, New Jersey on July 6, 1981 for a vacation in Canada. He drove his 1980 brick/brown Chevrolet pickup truck on the excursion. A photo of the vehicle is posted at the end of this summary. His family received correspondence from him until July 11, five days after he departed.
On July 13, he called his parents and said he was in Mount Vernon, Washington and going to cross the border into Canada. This was the last time anyone heard from him. After his death, another man stole Kampf's truck and cashed several of his travelers' checks. The truck was found in a Montana ravine on October 29, 1981, three months after Kampf initially disappeared.
In 2021, remains found in Dawson City in the Canadian province of the Yukon in 1983 were identified as Kampf's. His murder is still under investigation.